Tuesday, May 6, 2008

What do you think of this article

This article on ABC news says that spanking kids causes sexual problems such as an affinity to BDSM practices.

Personally I do not advocate spanking children, but I was never spanked and I love BDSM, and the real question is-- Why is enjoying spanking in one's adult sexual life called "a problem"?

3 comments:

Pest said...

Because the vanilla world doesn't understand the spanko world and they think they have all the answers. I do believe in spanking children if they deserve it but only AFTER everything else has been done to deter the problem. I don't agree with spanking children will cause them problems in adult life. Our society doesn't tolerate anything that isn't "normal" for them. I dislike articles like that and avoid them at all costs.

River said...

Michelle,
For me, spanking has had sexual connotations as far back as I can remember. This is one reason I could never spank my kids. Not that I think I would enjoy it, but it wuld just be wrong to me. Also, I find that spanking is for lazy parents who don't feel like laying their frustration aside and explaining things to their kids. Have you ever seen a mother smack her child for hitting? I have and it is really useless. The difference between an adult and a child in this is that as adults, we choose this lifestyle. I have never seen a child ask to be spanked! :) I don't think being a spanko is a problem at all. That's like saying an appreciation for anal sex is an issue(which I guess some people might think is problematic?). I could go on about our silly societal expectations of normalcy, but it would bore you. So I will leave it at this: Many children associate spanking and warm fuzzy feelings, like we did. I think that stimulating a child sexually in any way is wrong, and since there is no way to really separate spanko kids from non-spanko kids I would err on the side of caution and use my skills to teach my babies. Sorry for the long winded comment.

River

Michelle said...

River- I agree thats why I wouldn't/couldn't spank my kids-- when I have them
I asked to be spanked as a child-- so many times-- I even prayed for it